To all the Sakura Wars fans out there, welcome.
I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting today, I’d like to say welcome to the Review.
Er… Revue. No, wait, Review.
Anyway! To say that this has been an eventful year for the Sakura Wars franchise is a bit of an understatement. The series has come roaring back after nearly fifteen years of dormancy, with a new game hitting the PlayStation 4 in December 2019, a new TV series that aired in Spring 2020, a fan translation of the first game, and even more amazing things on the horizon.
In short, Sakura Wars is back in a big way. New fans are entering the community, and we’ve seen a a new interest in exploring the franchise’s past.
Unfortunately, we’ve long since passed the era of fan sites, when tens of thousands of eager fans would set up shop on Geocities, on Tripod, on Angelfire to declare their adoration of their favorite shows, games, or what have you, while sharing every scrap of information they could muster. Webrings are gone, and it feels like the humble fan site has gone the way of the dodo.
With The Combat Revue Review, I’d like to bring back some of that atmosphere, some of the fun and excitement that came from finding an undiscovered haven for your favorite series through a random click in the webring, or a blind click on AniPike. I hope that, in time, this will become a place that you return to time and again, whether it’s for franchise news, or just for a few random things that bring you a bit of joy.
Sakura Wars has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve adored my time playing each game, watching each series, and exploring the sheer depths of the quirky merchandise that seems to exist for the series. Still, my greatest memories of all have come from just talking with people, and sharing in that moment of collective joy for the franchise. I hope that you enjoy your time here, and I look forward to talking with all of you about these psychic song girls and super robots that have meant so much to me over the decades.